Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Welcome to laid-back quilting – with Layered Patchwork (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 17, 2019

    Make quick quilts and love them lots: that’s living the prairie life! With Lynne Hagmeier’s new book, Prairie Life, you can eliminate some common pitfalls of conventional piecing, including tricky points, mismatched seams, and bulky seam allowances. How? Easy—with Lynne’s Layered Patchwork technique! Cutting shapes and topstitching them to a base fabric will help you […]


  2. How to make a 60-degree triangle quilt: Pat Sloan’s tips! (video 🎬)

    Posted by on May 13, 2019

    Triangles, triangles, triangles—they make the quilting world go ’round! There are half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles, the bedrock of many quilt blocks. But have you experimented with 60-degree triangles, otherwise known as equilateral triangles? It may look complicated on the surface, but once you know how to make a 60-degree triangle quilt, you’ll find the […]


  3. Amazing Layered Patchwork technique: must see, sew easy! (+ video)

    Posted by on May 8, 2019

    Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro when it comes to making quilts, we can all agree on one thing: we’d all love to have more time to make all the things! Sometimes challenging techniques or even the sheer size of a quilt can make the finish line seem as far away as the […]


  4. Going, going, gone! Mark your calendar: 19-HOUR blowout book sale May 7

    Posted by on May 3, 2019

    Mark your calendar. Set an alarm. And tell a quilty friend! We’re hosting a 19-HOUR BLOWOUT BOOK SALE for your creative library on Tuesday, May 7—you’ll definitely want to have a look! We adore the books that are a part of our sale next week, but we have only a few copies left of each—all […]


  5. Quirky little quilts galore! 😍 Finished quilts from our mini-sampler quilt-along

    Posted by on April 29, 2019

    Have you been following along? Our Quirky Little Quilts Quilt-Along is drawing to a close—and there are SEW many tiny treasures to behold! From @julescreates From @ca1317 From @fortheloveofquilts From Martingale author Gail Pan (@gailpandesigns) From @bbquiltmaker From @stef_andthefabricpieces From Martingale’s Publisher and Chief Visionary Officer, Jennifer Keltner From Iaci on Facebook From Carol on […]


  6. 17 fun new stitcheries to sew, switch, and swap – with Gail Pan! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 17, 2019

    Sew switchable, swappable stitcheries with the bestselling author of the “Patchwork Loves Embroidery” series! Gail Pan’s sweet and sentimental embroideries take on a delightful twist in her new book Changing Seasons. Small patchwork quilts include spaces to spotlight interchangeable embroidery panels, making it easy to replace one pretty piece for another to reflect the time […]


  7. Spruce up your spring with quilts: 10 ideas for National Decorating Month!

    Posted by on April 15, 2019

    Did you know that April is National Decorating Month? What better time is there to revisit the quilts you’ve lovingly made and put them on display—or make new ones! We’ve rounded up some fun and unique ideas for decorating with quilts below; we hope they’ll inspire you to show off your quilts. Why? Because if […]


  8. Welcome, Splendids! Next block + a splendid tip for pressing seams

    Posted by on April 11, 2019

    By Karen Soltys, Content Director at Martingale Wow, it’s been over a year since I made my Double Dutch block for The Splendid Sampler 2. So far back, I can’t find a single photo of the process on my phone. Since I don’t have photos of my original block to share with you, I’ve made […]


  9. Spectacular holiday quilts (to display year round 👍) + giveaway!

    Posted by on April 10, 2019

    The author of the best-selling Start with Strips returns with a dozen spectacular quilts for Christmas—and most can be enjoyed year-round! It’s fun to decorate with Christmas quilts during the holidays—but no one wants to pack them away for 11 months of the year. Susan Ache’s softer shades of red and green in Countdown to […]


  10. Tips for pressing quilt blocks: to one side, open, or both? (video tutorial 📹 )

    Posted by on March 22, 2019

    In recent years there’s been an ongoing conversation in quilting circles about pressing. Which method is better—pressing seams to one side or pressing seams open—and why? It’s a pressing question! 😂 Oh, Scrap! author Lissa Alexander knows a thing or two about pressing. After all, she made all of these amazing quilts: Her pressing preference? […]